Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Follow the leader

A follow-up to the what-the-hey-I’ll-pay-I’m-p-mule story earlier this week from an Auckland reader. It turns out that artist Nick Austin, unlike p mule, didn’t want to be upstairs in the exhibition with the work when he gave his artist’s talk for the Auckland Triennial. But the AAG event rep was adamant that that was exactly where he was going to do it and toward the end of the talk broke in on the act and Pied Pipered the audience upstairs (without having to pay - unlike p mule’s crowd) promising that Austin would talk about the work in front of the work. Austin could do nothing but tag along. Auckland Art Gallery exhibitions; can’t talk in ‘em, can’t talk out ‘em.